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Mos Def to Play Hardened Criminal on ‘Dexter’

Brooklyn rapper Mos Def will be appearing in a recurring role in the upcoming sixth season of Showtime’s hit show ‘Dexter.’

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Mos has finalized a deal to appear in a multi-episode arc on the show, which follows Miami serial killer Dexter, a Miami Police Department forensic blood spatter analyst, who murders for good.

The Black Star MC will play a devoutly religious ex-con whom Dexter helps to find his true calling in life, in the upcoming season of the Emmy Award-winning show. While it is not yet clear how many episodes Mos will appear in, he will be joined by actor Colin Hanks — the real-life half-brother of rapper Chet Haze — who will play Dexter’s new nemesis. Production begins in June.

Mos Def has also enjoyed a successful acting career, receiving both an Emmy and Golden Globe nomination for his role in the HBO Movie ‘Something the Lord Made.’ He has also appeared in films ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,’ Be Kind Rewind’ and television series ‘House’ and ‘The Boondocks.’

Mos currently hosts Russell Simmons‘ Def Poetry Jam on HBO.

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